Scott County

Two children of woman killed in crash released from hospital

Two children injured in a crash that killed their pregnant mother were released from the hospital on Sunday.

Sunny Harper, 25, who was two months pregnant, was pronounced dead at Georgetown Community Hospital at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, said Scott County Coroner John Goble.

Harper's husband, Eric Harper, 28, and the couple's three children, Raiden Harper, 1, Leilani Harper, 2, and Eric Harper Jr., 3, were taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital on Saturday.

Raiden and Leilani were released Sunday but left without their father, Eric, was who still listed in fair condition Sunday. No information was available for a third child in the Harper's car, Eric Jr.

The family was southbound on Cincinnati Pike in a Toyota Tercel when their car was hit by a van driven by Helen Wallace, 44, just before noon, said Scott County Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Day.

Wallace was trying to turn left into her driveway when she crossed into the car's path, Day said.

Wallace was taken to Georgetown Community Hospital but was not seriously injured, he said.

Day said all of the occupants in both vehicles were wearing seat belts or were in car or booster seats.

However, he said the Harper vehicle had automatic seat belts that require the user to snap the lap belt by hand. Sunny Harper was wearing a shoulder belt but no lap belt.

Day also said one child, who had been riding in a booster seat, came out of the seat during the crash.

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